Category Archives: Tymoshenko

Comparing Maidan 2004 with Euromaidan 2014

David Marples Several analysts have examined the links between the so-called Orange Revolution in Ukraine of 2004 and EuroMaidan in 2013-14. There were also other earlier mass protests in the Maidan, including one by students in 1990 that played a

Comparing Maidan 2004 with Euromaidan 2014

David Marples Several analysts have examined the links between the so-called Orange Revolution in Ukraine of 2004 and EuroMaidan in 2013-14. There were also other earlier mass protests in the Maidan, including one by students in 1990 that played a

Poroshenko’s Finlandization and Non-Bloc Status vs Tymoshenko’s NATO Membership

Taras Kuzio Support for NATO membership is at an all-time high of 44% – the highest it has ever been was in the late 1990s (before the emergence of the anti-NATO and anti-American Party of Regions) when it was a

Poroshenko’s Finlandization and Non-Bloc Status vs Tymoshenko’s NATO Membership

Taras Kuzio Support for NATO membership is at an all-time high of 44% – the highest it has ever been was in the late 1990s (before the emergence of the anti-NATO and anti-American Party of Regions) when it was a

EuroMaidan and Crimea: Recapping Five Months of Change in Ukraine

David Marples From November 2013 to the end of February 2014, protesters gathered on Kyiv’s central square, in a series of demonstrations known as the Euro-Maidan. These protests have involved several distinct stages, culminating in what some analysts have called

EuroMaidan and Crimea: Recapping Five Months of Change in Ukraine

David Marples From November 2013 to the end of February 2014, protesters gathered on Kyiv’s central square, in a series of demonstrations known as the Euro-Maidan. These protests have involved several distinct stages, culminating in what some analysts have called

EUROMAIDAN, THE PEOPLE, AND THE OPPOSITION

David Marples As the protests that started in Ukraine since later November continue, it seems worthwhile to consider their goals and leaders, some of which have evolved or changed since the initial fury at President Viktor Yanukovych’s change of heart

EUROMAIDAN, THE PEOPLE, AND THE OPPOSITION

David Marples As the protests that started in Ukraine since later November continue, it seems worthwhile to consider their goals and leaders, some of which have evolved or changed since the initial fury at President Viktor Yanukovych’s change of heart

What do Ukrainians want?

David Marples The mass protests in Ukraine that began last Sunday brought back memories of the Orange Revolution of 2004. But to what extent do they reflect sentiment throughout Ukraine? Many media accounts have reduced the impasse to a simplistic

What do Ukrainians want?

David Marples The mass protests in Ukraine that began last Sunday brought back memories of the Orange Revolution of 2004. But to what extent do they reflect sentiment throughout Ukraine? Many media accounts have reduced the impasse to a simplistic

Mission Improbable

Who’s Oiling the Propaganda Machine? Halya Coynash The propaganda preparations behind the refusal to release Tymoshenko and rejection of the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement began months ago, gaining momentum through November.  While Russian pressure and strangulation of the economy were undoubtedly

Mission Improbable

Who’s Oiling the Propaganda Machine? Halya Coynash The propaganda preparations behind the refusal to release Tymoshenko and rejection of the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement began months ago, gaining momentum through November.  While Russian pressure and strangulation of the economy were undoubtedly

Viktor Yanukovych Excels in Orwellian Doublethink while Ukrainian Politics Resembles George Orwell’s 1984, But Only Better

Taras Kuzio The party seeks power entirely for its own sake. We are not interested in the good of others; we are interested solely in power.’ George Orwell, 1984 On a recent episode of Saturday Night Live (SNL) the Ukrainian

Viktor Yanukovych Excels in Orwellian Doublethink while Ukrainian Politics Resembles George Orwell’s 1984, But Only Better

Taras Kuzio The party seeks power entirely for its own sake. We are not interested in the good of others; we are interested solely in power.’ George Orwell, 1984 On a recent episode of Saturday Night Live (SNL) the Ukrainian

Compliance Rituals

Halya Coynash President Yanukovych has announced that if parliament adopts a law allowing his imprisoned political opponent Yulia Tymoshenko to go to Germany for treatment, he will sign it. It would then, he stressed, need a court ruling. This may

Compliance Rituals

Halya Coynash President Yanukovych has announced that if parliament adopts a law allowing his imprisoned political opponent Yulia Tymoshenko to go to Germany for treatment, he will sign it. It would then, he stressed, need a court ruling. This may

Vilnius, Moscow, and Tymoshenko

Ivan Lozowy Ukraine’s two-decade long period of fence-sitting between its choices of European integration and a pro-Russian vector appears to be drawing to a close. During the European Union’s third Eastern Partnership Summit in Vilnius, which will take place November 28-29,

Vilnius, Moscow, and Tymoshenko

Ivan Lozowy Ukraine’s two-decade long period of fence-sitting between its choices of European integration and a pro-Russian vector appears to be drawing to a close. During the European Union’s third Eastern Partnership Summit in Vilnius, which will take place November 28-29,

UKRAINE’S ASSOCIATION AGREEMENT WITH THE EU: ACCEPTABLE COMPROMISES AND SHARED HYPOCRISIES

David R. Marples This paper will examine the prospects for Ukraine signing the Association Agreement with the EU and provide an assessment of the potential pitfalls and advantages of potential cooperation, as well as the responses of the leadership of

UKRAINE’S ASSOCIATION AGREEMENT WITH THE EU: ACCEPTABLE COMPROMISES AND SHARED HYPOCRISIES

David R. Marples This paper will examine the prospects for Ukraine signing the Association Agreement with the EU and provide an assessment of the potential pitfalls and advantages of potential cooperation, as well as the responses of the leadership of

The Real Barricades

Halya Coynash With the critical Vilnius Summit approaching in November and Russia making its position on EU-Ukraine Association  – together with readiness to use unacceptable weapons – all too clear, there is mounting pressure to view the issue in very

The Real Barricades

Halya Coynash With the critical Vilnius Summit approaching in November and Russia making its position on EU-Ukraine Association  – together with readiness to use unacceptable weapons – all too clear, there is mounting pressure to view the issue in very

A Public Watchdog with a Difference

Halya Coynash Plans last year by Ukraine’s ruling Party of the Regions to reintroduce criminal liability for libel rightly sent alarm bells ringing both in Ukraine and abroad. Scope for abuse given the judiciary’s notorious corruption and increasingly eroded independence was

A Public Watchdog with a Difference

Halya Coynash Plans last year by Ukraine’s ruling Party of the Regions to reintroduce criminal liability for libel rightly sent alarm bells ringing both in Ukraine and abroad. Scope for abuse given the judiciary’s notorious corruption and increasingly eroded independence was